“I am truly honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve as Eastern Area Director. I look forward to building on our current successes and working collaboratively to further advance our impactful service in friendship,” said Dr. Loury Lomas. “As part of my vision, I am committed to uplifting disenfranchised communities, promoting healthy lifestyles physically and mentally while empowering our youth toward a brighter future. I will uphold the standards of this office with distinction and grace.”
Dr. Loury Lomas is a member of the Columbia (MD) Links Chapter and now holds the distinction of being the first in the Chesapeake Bay Cluster with the highest position in the Eastern Area. The Eastern Area is the largest of the four regional Areas within The Links. The East represents 82 chapters and nearly 5,000 members throughout Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and the United Kingdom.
Loury Lomas’ demonstrated excellence in leadership and service is extensive. She has successfully served in various Eastern Area key roles and has continued to advance in areas of responsibility, accordingly. Prior to her latest office, she was elected as Eastern Area Vice Director (2019-2022), Eastern Area Secretary (2015-2019), and appointed as the first Eastern Area Mental Health Chair (2011-2015). With her impactful focus, strategic vision, and team execution, mental health was integrated into The Links’ national programming under the Health and Human Services Facet. Loury Lomas is also an alumna of The Links’ Scott Hawkins Leadership Institute (Cohort IV). She is also a lifetime associate member of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated and a 35-year member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated.
Professionally, Dr. Loury Lomas is a licensed mental health clinician with an emphasis in human relations and development, mood disorders, trauma, and grief. Her mental health and wellness expertise spans over three decades with experience in the judicial branch of government, academia, and the private sector. For the past two decades, she’s built a leading global brand through her private practice, “Lisa Listens, Incorporated.” Dr. Loury Lomas’ clients include individuals, agencies, and corporations who seek her customized counseling, workshop, seminar, and public speaking services. Her speaking engagements include the NAACP Leadership Summit; the World Diversity Leadership Summit in Vienna, Austria; and DMV Links Red Dress’21, the nation’s largest virtual heart health and wellness event. She has served on Howard County’s Mental and Behavioral Health Task Force and Howard County’s Board of Directors for the National Association of the Mentally Ill.
Dr. Loury Lomas holds a B.S. in psychology, an M.A. in clinical psychology, and a Ph.D. in general psychology. And she is the joyful and proud mother of sons Jeremy Lomas and William Lomas.
About The Links, Incorporated
The Links, Incorporated celebrated its 75th diamond anniversary on November 9, 2021. The organization was established in Philadelphia by visionary Margaret Rosell Hawkins and her close friend Sarah Strickland Scott. Today, The Links is one of the nation’s oldest and largest not-for-profit volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women. Membership consists of more than 17,000 professional women of African descent in 299 chapters across 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom, who are committed to enriching, sustaining, and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. With a focus on transforming communities, members contribute more than 1 million documented service hours service annually. For more information, visit www.linksinc.org
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